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2449-9471
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15 Apr 2015
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Volume 66 (2018): Issue 4 (December 2018)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2449-9471
First Published
15 Apr 2015
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English

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7 Articles
Open Access

Austerity and Irish local government expenditure since the Great Recession

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 1 - 24

Abstract

Abstract

This paper sets out to establish the extent of austerity in the Irish local government system during and after the Great Recession. Austerity is measured by the adjusted change in local government expenditure from peak to trough years, and is analysed by type of expenditure, service division and local authority. Stripping out the change in local government current spending that is due to expenditure reassignments reveals that the austerity-related reduction in local government operating expenditure is not as large as often portrayed. As for other findings, there are sizeable differences across the aforementioned classifications, with, most notably, capital expenditure cuts far exceeding cuts in current expenditure. The largest decreases in total spending were on roads and housing services, and small rural county councils endured the most austerity, as measured by the initial reductions in current expenditure. In terms of policy implications, the biggest concern is the large infrastructural deficit that needs to be tackled, arising from austerity cuts in capital expenditure imposed at both central and local government level. As the economy recovers from the Great Recession and the subsequent era of austerity, failure to address this problem will hinder Ireland’s international competitiveness, constrain the economy’s future growth rate and result in impoverishment of public services at local level.

Keywords

  • Austerity
  • local government
  • expenditure adjustments
  • expenditure reassignments
  • Great Recession
Open Access

Tracing the evolution and development of a senior management network in a government organisation: The case of the Environmental Protection Agency

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 27 - 48

Abstract

Open Access

A century of Irish parliamentary government

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 49 - 59

Abstract

Open Access

The power of the purse

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 63 - 90

Abstract

Open Access

Modes of politicization in the Irish civil service

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 93 - 98

Abstract

Open Access

Local government in the Republic of Ireland

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 99 - 102

Abstract

Open Access

Envoy Extraordinary: Professor Smiddy of Cork

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 103 - 108

Abstract

7 Articles
Open Access

Austerity and Irish local government expenditure since the Great Recession

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 1 - 24

Abstract

Abstract

This paper sets out to establish the extent of austerity in the Irish local government system during and after the Great Recession. Austerity is measured by the adjusted change in local government expenditure from peak to trough years, and is analysed by type of expenditure, service division and local authority. Stripping out the change in local government current spending that is due to expenditure reassignments reveals that the austerity-related reduction in local government operating expenditure is not as large as often portrayed. As for other findings, there are sizeable differences across the aforementioned classifications, with, most notably, capital expenditure cuts far exceeding cuts in current expenditure. The largest decreases in total spending were on roads and housing services, and small rural county councils endured the most austerity, as measured by the initial reductions in current expenditure. In terms of policy implications, the biggest concern is the large infrastructural deficit that needs to be tackled, arising from austerity cuts in capital expenditure imposed at both central and local government level. As the economy recovers from the Great Recession and the subsequent era of austerity, failure to address this problem will hinder Ireland’s international competitiveness, constrain the economy’s future growth rate and result in impoverishment of public services at local level.

Keywords

  • Austerity
  • local government
  • expenditure adjustments
  • expenditure reassignments
  • Great Recession
Open Access

Tracing the evolution and development of a senior management network in a government organisation: The case of the Environmental Protection Agency

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 27 - 48

Abstract

Open Access

A century of Irish parliamentary government

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 49 - 59

Abstract

Open Access

The power of the purse

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 63 - 90

Abstract

Open Access

Modes of politicization in the Irish civil service

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 93 - 98

Abstract

Open Access

Local government in the Republic of Ireland

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 99 - 102

Abstract

Open Access

Envoy Extraordinary: Professor Smiddy of Cork

Published Online: 31 Dec 2018
Page range: 103 - 108

Abstract

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